At least nine athletes from Western New York will wear red, white and blue in Rio for the 2016 Olympics this summer.

This year, there is a record number of countries participating in a record number of sports. More than 10,500 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees, including first time entrants Kosovo and South Sudan, are competing in Rio. The games kick off August 5.

Now let's take a look at the nine known athletes from Western New York that will represent the United States of America.

  • 1

    Jake Linde-Kaminski


    Elma, NY

  • 2

    Matt Anderson


    West Seneca, NY

  • 3

    Jenn Suhr

    Pole Vault

    Fredonia, NY

  • 4

    Anita Alvarez

    Synchronized Swimming

    Kenmore, NY

  • 5

    Jon Jones

    Shot Put

    Portville, N.Y.

  • 6

    Steve Coppola


    Buffalo, NY

  • 7

    Emily Regan


    Buffalo, NY

  • 8

    Kathleen Tocke


    Buffalo, NY

  • 9

    Matt DePeters


    Hamburg, NY